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Sheriff: 3 dead, 1 critically injured in Mora fire

Sheriff: 3 dead, 1 critically injured in Mora fire

Dec 9, 2011 at 8:08 am

MORA, Minn. (AP) - Family and friends say a father, his sixth-grade son and a neighbor died in the fire that swept an apartment building in the small Kanabec County community of Mora. A fourth person was critically injured. Read More...

Rybak's Vikings plan faces city council skeptics

Rybak's Vikings plan faces city council skeptics

Dec 9, 2011 at 7:07 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Members of the Minneapolis City Council are reacting with skepticism to Mayor R.T. Rybak's plan to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium at the current Metrodome site. Read More...

Dayton to appeal child care unionization ruling

Dayton to appeal child care unionization ruling

Dec 9, 2011 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton will contest a court-ordered temporary injunction that sidetracked a planned unionization vote by in-home child care providers. Read More...

Minnesota ballot push spending comes down to semantics

Minnesota ballot push spending comes down to semantics

Dec 9, 2011 at 7:07 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Campaign-style ads that discuss the pros or cons of gay marriage but don't specifically mention a 2012 vote on a Minnesota constitutional amendment will require less disclosure about who's financing them. Read More...

Holiday Winter Nights and Lights Parade set for downtown St. Cloud Saturday

Holiday Winter Nights and Lights Parade set for downtown St. Cloud Saturday

Dec 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Christmas shopping is well underway -- but the official Christmas season? That starts Saturday night in downtown St. Cloud. Read More...

Waite Park mail center public meeting set for Dec. 22

Waite Park mail center public meeting set for Dec. 22

Dec 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

WAITE PARK, Minn. (KNSI) - The U.S. Postal Service set a date of Dec. 22 for a public meeting to discuss whether work at its Waite Park mail processing facility should be moved to Minneapolis next year, a postal service spokesman said. Read More...

Fed says Minnesota farmland prices keep rising

Fed says Minnesota farmland prices keep rising

Dec 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota farmland prices are maintaining their sharp rise, and officials with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis say the higher prices reflect the strong agricultural economy. Read More...

Tests suggest Asian carp spread north of key dam

Tests suggest Asian carp spread north of key dam

Dec 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota officials say tests have detected signs of Asian carp north of the Coon Rapids dam on the Mississippi River, the last major physical barrier to their spread northward. Read More...

Police: 8 victims in St. Cloud mall restroom video recording; suspect released on bail

Police: 8 victims in St. Cloud mall restroom video recording; suspect released on bail

Dec 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - As many as eight victims, including two children, were captured on cell phone video using a public restroom on Black Friday at St. Cloud's Crossroad Center Mall on a camera allegedly left there by a Rice man, St. Cloud police said Wednesday. Read More...

More University of Minnesota students graduating in 4 years

More University of Minnesota students graduating in 4 years

Dec 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - More University of Minnesota students are graduating in four years at the Twin Cities campus. Read More...

Governor committed to tax plan, despite surplus

Governor committed to tax plan, despite surplus

Dec 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton says he's not giving up his long-range plan to raise taxes on wealthy residents, despite a new revelation of a state budget surplus. Read More...

Bachmann's book off to slow sales start

Bachmann's book off to slow sales start

Dec 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's new book has been slow to move off of store shelves, according to figures from the first two weeks of sales. Read More...

Minnesota's Dayton slots 2012 trade mission to China

Minnesota's Dayton slots 2012 trade mission to China

Dec 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is gearing up for another trade mission - this one to China. Read More...

Dayton: Vikings owner's new digs a non-factor

Dayton: Vikings owner's new digs a non-factor

Dec 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf's recent purchase of a $19 million Manhattan apartment doesn't bother Gov. Mark Dayton, who has emerged as a powerful ally in the team's push for a stadium subsidy. Read More...

Franken staffers in St. Cloud Wednesday to discuss No Child Left Behind changes

Franken staffers in St. Cloud Wednesday to discuss No Child Left Behind changes

Dec 7, 2011 at 11:11 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Members of U.S. Sen. Al Franken's staff will hold a listening session in St. Cloud Wednesday night to discuss possible proposals and solicit new ideas for change as the full Senate prepares to tackle the controversial "No Child Left Behind" law early next year. Read More...

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